Axalta Expands Industrial Product Line with Durable Corlar Epoxy Primer

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) introduces the Corlar® LV PR 178 Series Epoxy Primer to its portfolio of innovative coating products for the industrial market. Corlar LV PR 178 Epoxy Primer is designed to deliver exceptionally strong adhesion and outstanding corrosion resistance for use on properly prepared substrates in oil refineries, off-shore platforms, construction equipment, metal fabrication, and oil and gas industry machinery.

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Axalta releases its new Corlar LV PR 178 series, a high performance epoxy primer offering exceptiona ...

Axalta releases its new Corlar LV PR 178 series, a high performance epoxy primer offering exceptionally strong adhesion and outstanding corrosion resistance for industrial applications (Photo: Axalta)

“The new Corlar LV PR 178 series is an extremely tough and durable primer for customers interested in a high performance solution for industrial operations,” said John Corry, Axalta Product Director, North America Industrial. “This two-part primer is corrosion inhibiting and provides excellent weathering resistant capabilities. The product has a long open time with good melt-in properties to help improve the application efficiency for our customers and deliver excellent long-term corrosion protection.”

Formulated at a low volatile organic compound (VOC) level of 0.8 lbs/gal (100 g/l) and being HAPS-free and BPA-free, Corlar LV PR 178 is suitable for customers seeking an environmentally responsible primer solution. When used under a Corlar epoxy or Imron® polyurethane topcoat, Corlar LV PR 178 delivers exceptional adhesion properties and long-term protection for industrial uses. The new primer is recommended for indoor and outdoor use, and is a highly durable option for above water line exposure on steel, wood, concrete, and aluminum surfaces.

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Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,300 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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